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Stroudavarious Records names president

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 – Bill Catino is the new president of Stroudavarious Records, the label started by James Stroud.

Catino, who has more than 40 years of experience, has worked with some of the top companies in the music industry including CBS Records, RCA Records, MCA Records, Capitol Records and Universal Music Group (UMG) Nashville. During that time, Catino played a role in the success of several country and pop artists' careers such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Meat Loaf.

During his 17-year stint at Capitol Nashville, he served as Executive Vice President of Promotion. Catino then transitioned to UMG Nashville in the same capacity in 2005, where he re-joined his friend and co-president Stroud. Most recently, Catino has been a consultant to Stroud since the inception of Stroudavarious last summer.

"Bill Catino is an incredible music man who brings tremendous passion and drive to our team," said Stroud. "I could not have a finer executive or a better friend heading this company for me. We're lucky to have him."

It's not often that you get the opportunity to work alongside the best in the business," says Catino. "I've been blessed at three different times in my career to work with the legendary James Stroud. James has been a close friend and mentor over the past 20 years. We have enjoyed a lot of success together, and I'm looking forward to much continued success for many years to come."

Stroudavarious will soon release Darryl Worley's new album, "Sounds Like Life," which includes Sounds Like Life to Me. in June. The label also has current or upcoming singles from Richie McDonald, 21 year-old Australian newcomer Shea Fisher and singer-songwriter Anthony Smith. All three will release albums later this year.

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